Las Vegas Fire Chief Richard Birt

“If we can build a network of renewable energy, we’re looking at a whole different way of saving people.”

Richard Birt’s experience in emergency response gives him a unique perspective on how renewable energy makes cities resilient. His work in emergency response in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria created renewable energy generators when traditional generators failed. His work bringing resilience after a disaster to communities in Puerto Rico and the mainland alike demonstrate how renewable energy can solve multiple problems at once while furnishing us for a healthier future.